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Preferred worm source?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Nana2KJS, May 18, 2009.

  1. Nana2KJS

    Nana2KJS Chicks-n-Ahs

    Mar 21, 2009
    SE Kansas
    As far as worms go, is there a prevailing opinion on the best of the bunch for a protein source?

    Mealworms, black soldier fly larvae, red wigglers.. all can be "farmed" at home, but is any one better than another? Why?

    There are probably as many opinions as there are worms; I'd just like to hear some pros and cons.
  2. cozycritters

    cozycritters Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2008
    Tucson, Arizona
    Honestly, I just dig out grubs from my garden... I never considered actually buying worms for my chickens... [​IMG]
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    mealworms have around 20% protein.
  4. txredneckmedic

    txredneckmedic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2009
    I just buy fishing worms from walmart as a treat for mine

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